Burnley manager Vincent Kompany The EFL Sky Bet Championship - Watford v Burnley - Friday 12th August 2022 - Vicarage Road - Watford

Burnley player ratings vs Watford as Harwood-Bellis shines and Barnes struggles

Burnley suffered their first defeat of the Vincent Kompany era.

The Clarets’ run of 25 Championship games without defeat — stretching back to late 2015 — came to an end at Vicarage Road.

The visitors once again bossed possession, owning 65% of the ball, but conceded the only goal of the game with what was Watford’s only shot on target.

Tom Cleverley passed the ball into the net right on the stroke of half-time after being picked out inside the penalty area by Ken Sema.

Josh Brownhill almost salvaged a point for the away side with the last kick off the game, but the midfielder’s volley from substitute Vitinho’s cross struck the crossbar.

Here are Chris Boden’s player ratings.

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